16 August 2018
The last decade has been a stand out success for the Scottish food and drink sector, with industry turnover up by 44 per cent to over £14bn in that period. How have Scottish hotels, restaurants, consumers and retailers been embracing this, and has perception changed in wider markets?
15 August 2018
The food and drink industry in Scotland is booming following 10 years of growth. The sector is working towards a shared objective to double the value of the industry to £30billion by 2030. Collaboration continues to be critical, from farm to plate, to position food and drink as Scotland’s most valuable industry at home and abroad. Discover what lies ahead, in the views of industry experts.
15 August 2018
News that Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is considering an ‘Amazon tax’ for online retailers is further evidence of the pressure on UK Treasury tax receipts caused by low corporation tax rates and the huge swing towards Internet shopping. Will the new tax hit its target? And will it help traditional retailers?
03 August 2018
As artificial intelligence’s prevalence is increasing, many fear that it will harm employment, simply replacing the jobs of many workers that are not in creative jobs. There are a number of reasons why we should welcome AI to the workplace rather than resist.
02 August 2018
The rise in alternative accommodation such as Airbnb, the rapid development of technology in hotel rooms and the importance of national minimum wage are all issues that will continue to widely affect the hotel sector going forwards. Find out more about these challenges.
01 August 2018
Today's warning from HMRC that UK taxpayers need to come forward and declare foreign income or profits on offshore assets by 30 September may come as a shock to those relaxing at their holiday home this summer. Urgent action may be required.
31 July 2018
At the start of the year we made some predictions about the travel and tourism sector in 2018. As we reach the half way point, we reflect on the first six months and consider what may still occur in 2018
23 July 2018
New statistics reveal that HMRC paid out £868m in creative sector tax relief during 2017/18 (£3.7bn since the reliefs were introduced).
20 July 2018
HMRC has launched another way for the technically minded to access information – by asking Alexa. But is this a helpful addition to HMRC’s information toolkit, or just a gimmick which could end up alienating some of the people who need help the most?